the opportunity to clean and polish every conceivable part, particularly those parts that usually can’t be reached. The end result is a gleaming machine that runs like a dream. It looks so good that I’ve accepted the grossly depleted bank balance and almost forgotten the reason why most of the work had to be undertaken in the first place. Please note, I said almost forgotten, David. Since investing so much time and elbow grease in restoring Razor to his former glory I have been trying to avoid riding out in the rain but I have a very strong suspicion that we’re going to get wet this coming Sunday on the annual St Elizabeth Hospice charity ride. Then we’re off to the Ardenne and we’d be very lucky to have a totally rain free week, so I shall be listening very carefully when Steve Brinkley speaks at our July group night as he will be talking about All Year Biker Products, www.allyearbiker.co.uk. The idea of a table top sale, for members with motorcycle related second hand goods to sell, has been suggested a couple of times just recently. Therefore August group night has been proposed as the ideal evening to bring along any unwanted motorcycle related items that you would like to sell on to other members. Please feel free to bring along all those items that you’ve been meaning to part with for ages. We’re hoping for a nice summers evening as Fynn Valley will have the barbeque out especially for SAM members. I hope you enjoy reading the rest of the magazine, further on you will see a very nice letter from Copdock Classic Motorcycle Club thanking all those SAM members who volunteered their help with marshalling the route of the fun run back in May. They also express their appreciation of SAM’s support at their annual motorcycle show in October. The date for this year’s show is Sunday 6th October so please put the date in your diary right now as it would be brilliant to have your help this year, I’ll be announcing more details very soon. There has been a great crowd at group nights just recently; it’s brilliant to see so many members enjoying the social side of SAM. But there are some great SAM members who haven’t managed to get along of late, so if you’re one of our absent friends why not come along sometime soon, it would be marvellous to see you. With my very best wishes, The SAM Observer July 2013
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The July 2013 edition of "The SAM Observer"